3rd Annual Escape Pod/Poly Weekly Dragon*Con Brunch Meetup is ON!

EP PW DragonCon meetupGoing to Dragon*Con? Wanna meet up with geeky sci-fi and poly folks? Come on out to the third annual Escape Pod/Poly Weekly Dragon*Con Brunch Extravaganza!

Space is limited, so please RSVP here ASAP!

When: Sunday, September 6th, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Who: all Escape Pod and Poly Weekly fans
What: pay-your-own-way brunch
Where: Gordon Biersch brew pub, 848 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA

Hope to see you all there! Working on getting a space for a Poly Weekly LIVE! episode as well… will let you know!

Poly Weekly #170: Loving More with Robyn Trask

This week’s Poly Weekly #170: Loving More with Robyn Trask, a special interview with the director of Loving More organization.

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

1:30 Minx is off to DragonCon!

1:35 Today’s episode is an interview with Robyn Trask

5:30 <somebody> called in to let us know that there is a new poly group forming in Phoenix.  It is on the 3rd tuesday of the month of each month and the first one will be at Gaines Grill in the Tempe MarketPlace in Tempe, AZ.  http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/phxpoly twitter.com/phxpoly

7:05 Robyn’s schedule is busy!

7:14 Loving More’s office has moved to Loveland, CO.  The move was onto an 11 acre ranch where they hope to have some workshops, retreats, etc.

8:00 Minx asks Robyn if she notices the types of questions by the mainstream media is different than when she started.

8:45 Robyn tells us about an interesting interview she did with the Christian Broadcast Network.

11:20 Minx asks Robyn about her interview with momlogic.

12:07 Robyn talks about the various interviews she has done with the mainstream media.

14:04 Robyn talks about TV appearances she was pulled from and some that she has done.

17:10 Minx asks Robyn about her kids and how they were raised and how they react to poly.

21:05 Robyn brings up the subject of her divorce.

22:50 Minx asks about live-in lovers.  Robyn talks about a triad her and her husband were in.

23:48 Minx asks for advice for people who are poly and have kids but are going through a divorce.

26:30 Robyn brings up media people who say “I guess your marriage didn’t work out”

27:30 Minx asks “what is the one question you wish journalists would quit asking already”  Robyn really wishes they would stop making assumptions.

29:08 Minx asks Robyn about her activism and why she chose to dedicate her life to promoting polyamory

33:30 Minx and Robyn talk about being poly and single

34:35 Choices seminar in Texas in the Fall.  This is for therapists, social workers, and newbies.

35:08 Annual east coast retreat is coming up in the first weekend in september.

35:30 Feb is the Poly Living conference in Philadelphia.

All of these are available on the website.

36:30 Robyn talks about how it feels to go to a seminar as a newbie.

37:20 Robyn talks about the retreats

39:30 One last question, what is Robyn’s favorite topic at poly events.  Robyn tells us her pet topic is the word polyamory and it’s use.

43:30 new website coming so keep an eye out for that!
Announcements

  • Poly Weekly Dragon*Con Meetup is Gordon Biersch Brewpub, Sunday Aug 31, 11:30 a.m.
  • Minx will be speaking at Dragon*Con on building community through podcasting/social media on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and on the Sex/Adult blogger/podcaster panel Saturday at 10:00 p.m.

Interview: Robyn Trask of Loving More

Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!

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Poly Weekly Book Club (NEW LOCATION): Wednesday, Sept. 3rd

Hello, all.

A quick reminder for next month’s Poly Weekly Book Club. Since it turns out that the city location isn’t convenient for most of the group, I’ve scoped out a new one that will be closer for most regular PWBookers:

Lido’s Caffe
122 N. Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
708-660-0060
www.lidoscaffe.com

It’s 1/2 block from the Oak Park Metra stop and 1 1/2 blocks from the Harlem Green line stop. Metered parking lots are available on South Avenue and next to the shop. It just opened up two weeks ago, and they have a great room in the back with big tables for us. Menu includes coffee, Italian gelatto and even a few panini. They’re thrilled to have a book club meeting there, and it’s a lovely, quiet place for us!

Other details:

Wednesday, September 3rd, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Book: If the Buddha Dated (and please come on out to meet with poly folks, even if you haven’t read the book!)

Please RSVP so I’ll know to look for you or if you have any questions.

Minx
cunningminx@comcast.net
www.polyweekly.com
206-202-POLY listener comments

Poly Weekly Book Club: If the Buddha Dated

Hello, all!

It’s that time again! Grab, borrow, rent or steal a copy of this month’s book club selection, If the Buddha Dated: a Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path. Thanks to Mary for the suggestion! This month’s book isn’t specifically poly, but it is about creating a whole spiritual you so that you can go out and date happily.


Where: choosing a new location–stay tuned!
When: Wednesday, September 3rd, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
How: Go to http://tinyurl.com/5st8ze and order a copy, or check with your local library, read it, and come with comments
Why: because we all need a little spiritual introspection every now and then

Poly Weekly Book Club: August 6th, “The Myth of Monogamy”

It’s that time again!

Poly Weekly Book Club meets Wednesday, August 6th! We opted to take a break from poly how-to books and will be reading and discussing The Myth of Monogamy. Get your copy now; it’s fascinating!

Where: The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, 2nd floor on the white couches
When: Wednesday, August 6th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Who: anyone interested in poly who wants to discuss this fascinating book on why most species aren’t monogamous!

From Tristan’s book tour

What a great pleasure to spend the better part of Friday with the lovely and whipsmart Tristan Taormino and Colten. (I want my own Colten–can I have one? Please, please, please?) Full photo set is posted to my Flickr, but a few choice shots here:

Lunch after the interview:
Tristan and Minx

The reading at Women and Children First:
Tristan reading from Opening Up

The crowd at Women and Children First:
Tristan reading from Opening Up

For more info and to discuss the book, visit her blog and forums at www.openingup.net

Just added “Opening Up” to the Poly Weekly store!

Hello, all! If you haven’t already had the chance to hear Tristan Taormino speak on her book tour, go ahead and get a copy for yourself to discuss with your partner(s) and friends. It’s unlike any other book on poly to date. Instead of sharing personal anecdotes and experiences, Tristan based the book on interviews with over 120 people of all orientations and relationship styles in order to easily lay out the non-monogamy options and choices available to you today.

The book reads more like a textbook than a self-help book, with tons of information on how and why you might choose each type of non-monogamy. Tristan also devotes time to subjects other books haven’t covered in detail, such as being a solo polyamorist and choosing a mono-poly combination for your relationship. I can’t wait to discuss this with the PW book club!

If you’d like to read and discuss this book, we’re going to try an online Poly Weekly book club discussion on Saturday, July 12th, 3:30 p.m. Central. Save the date; more details later. Click here to order your copy!

Poly Weekly book club meets WEDNESDAY, MAY 7TH

Time to visit Amazon and check out the next Poly Weekly book club selection!

This month, we decided to read something more personal: Eros, the memoir of bisexual poly activist and recent guest to Poly Weekly, Serena Anderlini-d’Onofrio. (Click the link to purchase from Amazon)

When: Wednesday, May 7th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: The Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL, on the second floor white couches
What: Eros, a Journey of Multiple Loves book discussion–please come even if you haven’t read the book!

Poly Weekly book club meets WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2ND

Reminder!

The Poly Weekly Book Club meets this WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2ND at the Center on Halsted!

Book: Anapol’s Love Without Limits

Location: Center on Halsted, 2nd floor, white couches
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Please come join us, even if you haven’t read the book! The discussion is always lively and interesting, and all polys and poly-curious are welcome!

Poly Weekly #144: Polyamory Pitfalls for Newbies

The new Polyamory Weekly #144: is up! Direct download is at Poly Weekly #144

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the new FORUMS at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

1:00 Announcements
Minx is freshly back, exhausted from Conflation

  • Poly Weekly Book Club meets Wednesday, February 27th at the Center on Halsted, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 23rd in Madison at A Woman’s Touch: Negotiating Non-Monogamy as well as
  • March 19th at A Woman’s Touch in Milwaukee: Negotiating Non-Monogamy, $35, click here to register

Feedback3:50 Host Chat: Feeback is awesome!
Minx is enamored of Feedback, but just as a friend. It’s ‘cuz he’s an awesome swing dancer!! Please support his charities by going to his site and donating. My high point of the conference? Two minutes of swing dancing with Feedback!

9:10 Polyamory Roundtable: What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You When You Were New to Poly?
the most useful part of rules and guidelines is the process of making and changing them, not the rules themselves–they’ll change
17:50 be prepared for personal growth and to be a different person at the end of the process
24:50 everyone’s definitions of poly and everything else is different–define EVERYTHING
27:20 poly bingo cards from dotpolysnark
27:50 every problem in poly is the same as in mono, but you’ll get less help
30:50 assumptions about rules as relationship-killers in monogamy
32:50 one person is poly and the other goes along, but then makes rules to restrict every new love interest
36:50 must trust and give your partner the benefit of the doubt
37:50 be prepared to talk about EVERYTHING
40:35 how do you get through the finger of doubt?
42:35 have friends you can talk to about your partners
48:35 be able to ask for reassurance when you need it
52:10 be prepared to have enough self-esteem to say “I deserve better than this”
53:50 begin with self-honesty and self-esteem
54:45 all the talk in the world makes no difference if you aren’t willing to act and grow

57:55 Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Thanks for listening!

Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions”

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